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CNN
Feb 13, 2011 8:00am EST
action by the united states this weekend. president obama calling foreign leaders, secretary of statele hillary clinton sent her deputy to jordan. is the u.s. trying to make sure what happened in egypt stays in egypt? >> i think that's exactly right. i think there are two purposes. first of all is to ensure that egypt, the leadership actually carries out what it said it's going to do. the demonstrators accomplished their first purpose which was pushing mubarak aside. the next steps will be really hard. now they are pitted against the military as opposed to seeking to join forces with the military. then of course the other issue which you noted is the fact that the united states wants to both test the waters elsewhere and see what's going on and try to encourage reforms before demonstrators take to the streets. >> when the egyptian military says they will uphold the treaties including the treaty with israel, the peace treaty it had to be welcome news to people in israel. >> of course. i think we saw over the last 19 days a great deal of very legitimate concern in israel about whe
CNN
Feb 27, 2011 8:00am EST
president obama that it's time for moammar gadhafi to step down. >>> well, it's oscar night and brooke anderson has a look at what we can expect. >> reporter: it's the 83rd annual academy awards so it's been around a long time. but oscar producers are working to make this year's show look young and fresh. to do that they have hired really youthful hosts. 28-year-old anne hathaway and 32-year-old james franco. they are promising a lot of singing, dancing, tons of comedy but said if you're looking for mean-spirited jokes a la ricky gervais they have said they are not your hosts. another effort to mix things up and make them fresh is it will be a virtual set. the stage is going to utilize a lot of projection screens come sunday night. also, no more long movie montages. short film clips, yes. no more movie montages. they want it to have a brisk, lively pace. let's talk about the nominees who should be preparing acceptance speeches now. colin firth seems to be a lock to win best actor for his stand-out role in "the king's speech." look for "the king's speech" to win best picture as well. "t
CNN
Feb 20, 2011 8:00am EST
. >> when i was 5, i got so pumped up about obama that i wanted him to win the election so badly that i just read a bunch of books about presidents and memorized a bunch of facts. i shocked my whole family, easily. >> i'm sure you did. so you went about memorizing everything you possibly could about all the presidents and all the facts. how tough was that? >> not very. >> oh, he says modestly. and i understand you would really like to meet president obama one day. any luck working that out? >> pretty much, but i haven't done it yet. >> not yet, huh? is there anyone that really inspires you? is it president obama, or is there any other president that you've learned so much about that maybe has inspired you to become president one day? >> well, not really, i guess. >> you don't want to be president? >> well, i mean, if i could, that would be great, but i might not be able to, but i will try, i guess. >> what do you think you want to do when you grow up? >> i might become a major league baseball player, maybe into the hall of fame. >> oh, wow, that's pretty impressive. i'm glad you brought
CNN
Feb 6, 2011 8:00am EST
the monarchy. >>> president obama has been working the phones on egypt. he spoke with fellow leaders from the uk, germany and the united arab emirates, stressing the need for a peaceful transition and said it needed to start right now. >>> the president's stance on egypt isn't sitting well for some. i spoke earlier with a professor of middle eastern studies at johns hopkins university who had a warning for the president. >> the egyptians need to see him out of the country. there is no -- no way about it. and also the leading figures in the opposition are surely worried about themselves. if he doesn't leave, in a few months, they may all be in prison. i think this is the great standoff between a dictator and his population with america in the middle backing this terrible dictator. >> everyone is asking what impact will this have on israel's relations and its neighbors. we'll talk about that, coming up in just a little while. >>> time for weekend wheel. a look at other news you need to know as you get started on sunday morning. demonstrations in tunisia has turned deadly. two killed an
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